that I remember struggling with the year prior. I know how that sounds, but it
really was a strong weed! It had now grown into a good sized weed and it must have really had a strong root because I can remember pulling and pulling at my previous attempt to unearth this bad boy, but obviously it won and I lost.
So here we meet again! I got down on my hands and knees and I kept pulling, twisting and turning but this baby was hanging on for dear life. I was determined to get this weed out. Obviously I gave up last time I tackled it, but I was committed this time to remove this weed, once and for all. I was tired of looking at it. So I continued my battle. Using my gardening gloves, I would move back some of the solid dry dirt that was packed around it, helping to secure it in its place. But I knew if I just pulled hard enough I would be able to remove this weed. I pulled and pulled. I used my right hand and then my left. I used both hands at once. I could feel the sweat rolling down my face and back as I struggled with this annoying little thing. I sat back and stared at this darn weed and wondered just how in the world could one little thing be so strong and such a nuisance?
But so was I.
As I kept brushing away dirt and pulling, I started to expose just a
little more of the root I finally got to a point where I could see a knot in the stem of the weed and thought to myself "Finally!" and I kept pulling. I was just about standing up and pulling straight up. How can this thing be so incredibly strong? I pulled with all my might but this thing simply was not budging! I had to use a different approach.
I went in the garage and got my gardening hand tools. I have one designed especially for digging. The actual name of it is a weeder. It has a sturdy handle and a long solid metal stem that comes down and then forks out so you can really get in there and dig and get to the root. NOW I would finally be able to get somewhere.
I continued to dig and pull, dig and pull. Then I decided to stop pulling and just keep digging. So I dug and I dug and I dug. I brushed away the soil so I could see what I was doing and expose the root. I was actually down so deep I unearthed a worm. I dug and dug and started to pull again and then FINALLY I could feel some give in the root. Now I knew I was going to conquer this little green evil weed that had the strength of and obviously had to be related to the Hulk. Dig and pull, dig and pull some more and then I felt the root finally gave way and I was able to release it from its attachment! Triumph at last!
and changed my approach and used the right tool was I able to come up with a solution. Did it take work? Yes, it sure did! But it was not as hard as I was working prior to switching method of resolve.
What are the weeds in our lives that we have attempted to remove, only to get discouraged and walk away from? Did it show up at a later time in your life? Now, bigger and stronger? Wouldn't it have been nice to deal with this "weed" before it became such an issue?
forgive, change how you look at it, get counseling, find a trainer, get a mentor, see a hypnotherapist, consult an expert. Do what you have to do, but use the right tool in the right manner and you will find getting to the root of it all is the only solution to removing the issue once and for all!